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Your Religion News: March 20, 2021

Published: 3/21/2021 4:02:36 PM

’Compassion in Times of Conflict’ — March 30, 5 p.m., on Zoom How do we find compassion and understanding for those we may disagree with, in the presence of mistrust, polarization, or conflict? How can we seek to stay in a place of respect and compassion for everyone, including ourselves? What is needed, and what can we do, in order to help create peace? Join us for a one-hour online program, beginning with a recorded talk, “Meditation on Compassion,” by GurujiMa of the Village of Light Ashram in Leverett, followed by a discussion open to all participants. Facilitated by Robert McIlwain and Gordon Kramer as part of the Village of Light’s “Meet the Community” series. Tuesday, March 30, at 5 p.m. To attend online, via Zoom, go to: www.lightomega.org, click on “Calendar” – go to March 30 and click there on “Meet the Community”, and sign-in to join the webcast. For further information, contact Robert at robertmci@comcast.net or (413) 658-7456.

24th annual Lenten Discussion Series concludes Wednesday

Due to the continuing pandemic, all sessions will be live-streamed. Please send an email to randyc1897@gmail.com for each week’s unique Zoom log-in link.

Wednesday, March 24:

Fifth session offered by the Rev. Dr. Robert Gormbley at 7 p.m. Interim pastor of the Shelburne Congregational Church, UCC. Session Title: Failure Isn’t Fatal.

March 25: ‘Lifting the veil on racism in Franklin County’

The Interfaith Council of Franklin County is sponsoring the last of three online Zoom programs titled, “Lifting the veil on racism in Franklin County.”

On Thursday, March 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., a panel will feature Black, Brown and White anti-racist activists sharing their stories from the justice movement.

It is the Interfaith Council’s recognition that the change we hope to see in our country is in our hands now and it is our hope that these panels are just the beginning of anti-racism work taken on by various groups, congregations and families. To register for any of these programs, email Interfaithcfc@gmail.com

Sunday: In-house worship resumes at First Congregational Church, Montague

MONTAGUE — The First Congregational Church of Montague will resume in-house worship this Sunday. The service is at 10 a.m. with Pastor James Koyama. Covid guidelines will be followed.

A Zoom link will also be offered on the church website.

Sunday: Franklin County UU churches co-sponsor ‘One World, Many Concerns”

GREENFIELD — All Souls Church hosts the Zoom presentation of “One World, Many Concerns” led by guest speaker David Roth, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This service is co-sponsored by the Franklin County three-UU-church collaborative group comprising Greenfield’s All Souls, Northfield First Parish and Bernardston Unitarian Church.

Roth is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and music educator who has taken his songs, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for more than three decades. Join us on Youtube for a live online link at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/FranklinCountyUUs

Trinitarian Congregational Church worships on Zoom

NORTHFIELD — The Trinitarian Congregational Church holds worship services Sundays at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Please contact the church office for a link: 413-498-5839 or busoff147@gmail.com by Thursday noon.

Gregory Maichack Pastel Art Workshop offered March 28

Subject: “Dandelions, a Jean-Francoise Millet.”

Free Zoom Pastel Art Workshop For Adults and Teens All Levels with gifted artist/teacher Gregory Maichack. Sunday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The free workshop is limited to 24 participants. Co-sponsored by the Bernardston Local Cultural Council with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and additional funding from the Arts & Activism Program at the Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse.

Register by calling or texting 413-330-0807 with your email address for confirmation and the zoom link and directions for obtaining art materials.

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